Live Blackjack


How To Play:
OBJECTIVE
The aim of the game is to beat the dealer. A hand that has a value of closer to 21 than the dealer's hand is a winner. You can also win if the dealer's hand goes over 21 (bust). Be careful though because if your hand goes above 21 you will lose automatically.
PLAYING INSTRUCTIONS
Once the game has loaded you need to choose your seat at the table by clicking on any available seat with a SIT HERE sign. Seats are numbered from one to seven.

To place a bet, select your chip value from the slider and then click directly on the table in front of your seat.

If a game is already in progress you will need to wait for it to complete before you can play.
When the game begins all players will be dealt two cards face up, the dealer will get two cards as well, although one will be face down.

GAME RULES
Card Values- The cards all assume their face value with the exception of any court or picture cards (Jacks, Queens and Kings) which all value 10, and Aces which value either 1 or 11 depending on which will give the player the best hand. If the first two cards dealt to you total 21 (e.g. an Ace and a 10) you have blackjack. Blackjack wins pay 3 to 2 on the player's original stake. Other wins pay at 1 to 1. Each player takes turns to act on his or her hand, starting from the player at the right. When it is your turn to act you will be presented with a number of options:
You can take no further action and remain with your hand’s value.
You can take another card to try to improve the value of your hand. This option can be used multiple times.
You can double the amount you have bet on your hand and receive one further card only.
If your first two cards are of the same value, you can perform a “split” by doubling your bet and receive two more cards. This effectively gives you two hands to play.
Note: If you split Aces you are only dealt one more card to each hand and cannot hit for extra cards. 21 hit after splitting is not blackjack as the cards are not the first two dealt, and therefore only pays 1 to 1. You are not able to split hands more than once
Once the players have all performed, the dealer will turn over her card that is faced down. If the value of her hand is below 16, she must deal another card. She will continue taking cards until the value of her cards is at least 17. When the dealer’s card value is between 17 and 21, all players with a hand closer to 21 than hers, win the round. If the player's hand is the same value as the dealer's, the hand is a push or a tie, and the player keeps his stake. If the dealer gets busted, all players get paid unless they were busted themselves.
If the dealer’s up facing card is an ace, all players are offered an insurance bet. This bet is half the player's stake. In the event that the dealer has a blackjack this bet will pay at 2 to 1. If the dealer does not have blackjack the bet is lost and the hands play as normal.
This version of blackjack is played with eight decks of cards, cut in the middle, which the dealer shuffles at regular intervals.
The game follows the rules below:
Applicable Blackjack Rules Casinos Offering Number of decks used Eight
Dealer hit or stand on soft 17
Stand Can player double after split Yes
Player can double on
Any two Cards Player can re-split Two hands
Player can re-split aces
Yes Player can hit split aces No
Only original bet lost vs Dealer BJ
Yes Late surrender allowed No
Blackjack pays
3 to 2
Blackjack Side Bets:
This Blackjack game includes two optional side bets – Perfect Pairs and 21 3 and sometimes an Ante. Side bets can only be placed in addition to a main Blackjack bet. The side bet winnings are independent of the outcome of the regular Blackjack game.
PERFECT PAIRS
Perfect Pairs win when the first two cards dealt to a player produce a pair. There are three possible pair types:
Perfect Pair: A pair of the same rank and the same suit. e.g. two Aces of Spades.
Colored Pair: A pair of the same rank and color but a different suit; e.g. 2 of Diamonds 2 of Hearts.
Mixed Pair: A pair of the same rank with different suits; e.g. 10 of Hearts 10 of Clubs.
Each pair receives a different payout amount.
21 3
The 21 3 bet gives you the chance to win if your first two cards plus the dealer’s up-facing card comprise any of the following winning combinations (similar to those in poker):
Suited Trips: An identical threesome; e.g. 3 Queens of Hearts.
Straight Flush: A threesome in numerical sequence and same suit; e.g. 10, Jack and Queen of Diamonds.
Three of a Kind: A threesome with the same value but with different suits; e.g. any 3 unmatching Kings.
Straight – A threesome in numerical sequence but different suits; e.g. 2 of Spades 3 of Clubs 4 of Hearts.
Flush – A threesome with the same suit; e.g. 2, 6 and 10 of Clubs.
Each combination receives a different payout amount.
ANTE
In some games you must place a stake in order to receive your hand.
PAYOUTS Game Hand Payout Basic Blackjack Blackjack 3:2
Player wins
1:1 Insurance 2:1 Perfect Pair Side Bets
Perfect Pair
25:1 Colored Pair 12:1
Mixed Pair
6:1 21 3 Side Bets Suited Trips 100:1
Straight Flush
40:1 Three of a Kind 30:1
Straight
10:1 Flush 5:1
ERROR HANDLING
If there is any error in the game procedure, the game round will be temporarily paused and the shift manager will be notified. Players will be notified by an on-screen pop-up message, to highlight that the issue is being investigated. If the manager can immediately resolve the error, the game round will continue as normal. If immediate resolution is not possible, the game round will be cancelled and initial bets will be refunded to all players who participated in the game round.

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